1855 (Jun) Large part entire to Postmaster General in Hobarton with 1853 Courier 1d pos.19 with good to huge margins showing almost complete printers imprint “Printed by H & C Bes(t)”, irregularly cancelled by “PRE-PAID” hs in red as well as “61” numeral, minor soiling and vert. fold affecting stamp, extremely rare if not unique usage of the imprint on cover, ex Sato and Hiscock, cert. RPSoV (2016).
Note: There is extensive docketing on both sides, with the top flap showing “Referred to Mr Young for his information”, partial notation indicating the sender was “the prsioner Samuel” and that the letter was “detained in the accts office for some time…”, signed “Thos Barnard / Postmaster / 14 6 55”, and side-flap with “requested to be returned”.
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